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Dollar’s Influence on Gold

Dollar’s Influence on Gold

In our previous essays, we emphasized that the long- and short-term trends for gold are up. In today’s article, we will feature the current situation in the USD and Euro Indices and in the general stock market. After analyzing each of them, we will move to implications for the precious metals investors. Let’s start with the analysis of the USD Index (charts courtesy by http://stockcharts.com.) Our first chart this week is the very long-term USD Index chart. We see little change in the situation since last week. There has been no confirmed breakout above the late 2010- early 2011 highs and the long-term trend remains down. In the short-term Euro Index chart, there […]

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Fear Index shows that gold is undervalued

| January 25, 2012 | Articles: Insights
Fear Index shows that gold is undervalued

The year 2011 ended on a very weak note for the price of gold, which tested support near the lowest levels since August as the precious metal slid below $1,550. This movement even drove the GoldMoney Fear Index below 3% as US M3 continued to rise, surpassing $14.4 Trillion. The downward path of gold since the September highs immediately prompted cries that the “bubble was bursting” from every corner of the financial press. They could not be more wrong. Neither a rising price, nor anecdotal reports of increased buying are in any way proper evidence of a bubble. If we ignore the chatter and actually look at empirical data, it […]

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Gold, Gold Mining Stocks and the S&P 500

Gold, Gold Mining Stocks and the S&P 500

The Eurozone crisis benefited Gold Prices initially but as the panic has abated, stocks are rallying back to their highs while gold has sold off and Gold Mining stocks are trying to hold their lows. What is going on? asks Jordan Roy-Byrne at The Daily Gold. Are we in the twilight zone? Bull and bear markets are long lasting, providing ample time for trends and counter trends to continually reappear and redevelop. The long-term activity of precious metals and common stocks is not a mystery. Gold has continued to hit all-time highs while the gold stocks eclipsed and maintain 2008 highs as support. Yes, common stocks are also rallying but are nowhere close to seriously testing 2008 […]

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Gold Chart and comments

Gold Chart and comments

Gold has made it into a formidable resistance level near $1680 which has served to bring out some heavy selling, just as expected seeing that a breach of this defensive line by the bulls will set the market for a run to $1700 and higher. Gold bears can read the charts just as we can and understand what will bring in the momentum buyers if they fail to hold it here. If the recent price advance falters here at this critical zone, then we will see a setback towards $1650 – $1645 initially followed by a bit deeper drop to $1620 or so if the dip buyers are a bit […]

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Silver bulls’ confidence growing

In response to the general positive trend at the global markets, the Indian futures markets has recorded significant gains in the silver price. At the Mumbai Multi Commodity Exchange, silver futures for March delivery climbed 1.28% (close to 700 rupees) to 56,260 rupees per kilo. Market observers expect that the Indian silver price will continue to rise as central banks move towards further stimulus measures. Besides silver, gold and most base and non-ferrous metals also recorded gains. During Friday’s session at the New York Comex the gold price climbed $10 to $1,665 per troy ounce. Indian gold and silver prices also recorded gains. Last week market observers were still cautious […]

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Silver runs right into a Resistance Zone and then halts

Silver runs right into a Resistance Zone and then halts

Just as if on clue, Silver bulls came out of the gate bucking high and hard but were unable to throw the bears who have dug in at the exact spot on the chart which says they should. Take a look at this chart which I posted last week and which is still applicable after today’s trading session. Notice how silver shot up throw that “formidable resistance zone” near $32.50 but then faded to close almost right on the line instead of solidly above it. Still, the bears dodged that bullet only by the slimmest of margins as the market put in a strong close to end the session, although […]

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Look for Gold Juniors with Theme-Changing Catalysts

Annie Zhang, an analyst with Toronto-based investment bank Octagon Capital, is expecting some good stories to come out of Argentina and Canada this year. In this exclusive interview with The Gold Report, she targets several exploration and near-term producing companies with burgeoning results on the horizon. COMPANIES MENTIONED: ARGENTEX MINING CORP. – HUNT MINING CORP. – MARIANA RESOURCES LTD. – MEGA PRECIOUS METALS INC. – NORTH AMERICAN PALLADIUM LTD. – PREMIER GOLD MINES LTD. The Gold Report: The bottom fell out of the junior precious metals sector in late 2011. Why should investors believe that this sector is going to perform better this year? Annie Zhang: In 2011, gold was up by about 10%, while gold equities […]

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Gold price touches 6 weeks high with technically positive outlook

Dollar prices to Buy Gold hit a 6-week high at $1677 per ounce Monday morning, as stocks, commodities and the Euro all pushed higher and US Treasury bond prices fell. “Near term technical have turned more bullish [for gold],” says the latest technical analysis from Scotia Mocatta, though it sees “psychological resistance looming at $1700.” The price of Buying Gold in Euros however fell to €41375 (€1287 per ounce) – down slightly on Friday’s close – as European finance ministers met to discuss Greek debt and a proposal to relax banking rules. The difference between long contracts to Buy Gold and short contracts held by noncommercial Gold Futures and options traders on New York’s Comex exchange – the […]

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The Great Silver Market Myth

| January 22, 2012 | Articles: Insights

Find out what would happen if everyone in the globe would own just a little bit of physical silver ! Credits to David Morgan from Morgan Report (www.silver-investor.com)  

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Gold-Stock Upleg Cycles

Gold-Stock Upleg Cycles

No bull market, no matter how powerful, fundamentally strong, or long-lived, rises in a nice linear fashion.  They all flow and ebb, surging forward two steps in major uplegs before retreating back one step in major corrections.  Visualize a sine wave oscillating within a rising trend.  This seemingly-capricious behavior is actually very beneficial to bulls’ health and longevity, it keeps sentiment (greed and fear) balanced. And unsurprisingly gold stocks, with their extraordinary volatility, are no exception to this ironclad bull-market rule.  Gold stocks’ amazing bull market has advanced in fits and starts.  This technical price action is driven purely by sentiment, the same dynamic that affects every popular market.  And […]

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Silver Breaks Downtrend, Junior Miners Outperforming Majors

On January 3, 2012 I wrote to my readers that silver would begin outperforming gold similar to what we saw in 2010.  On Friday we saw a major gain in silver of close to 5%, breaking the 50 day moving average for the first time since the Operation Twist decline in September.  This was an attempt by the Federal Reserve to manipulate commodity prices lower while artificially inflating U.S. dollars and bonds.  It appears that this temporary fix may be reversing to the benefit of undervalued junior miners of both precious and industrial metals. On January 3rd, 2012 Barron’s wrote an article based on the premium report I sent to […]

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Are copper and gold juniors in for a better run in 2012

Kwong-Mun Achong Low, an analyst with Northern Securities in Canada, thinks that copper and gold juniors are in for a better run this year. He’s ferreted out the juniors with the most promising management and assets that are on a path to production—not to mention rising stock prices. In this exclusive interview with The Gold Report, Achong Low discusses why copper may have a slight edge on gold in 2012 and what companies are the crown jewels of his coverage list. COMPANIES MENTIONED: EXCELSIOR MINING CORP. – GOLDEN PREDATOR CORP. – NEVSUN RESOURCES LTD. – PROBE MINES LTD. – SEAFIELD RESOURCES LTD. – SUNRIDGE GOLD CORP. The Gold Report: Kwong, what are some themes or common […]

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Platinum to gold ratio points to higher platinum prices

Platinum to gold ratio points to higher platinum prices

There are certain dogmas held sacrosanct by precious metals investors and one of them is that platinum is supposed to be more expensive than gold. That’s just the way it is. Quite a few eyebrows lifted and jaws dropped last fall when the yellow metals price overtook that of platinum. The historic switch took place on Sept. 2nd when Comex gold futures settled at $1,875.25 per troy ounce, just above platinum’s closing price of $1,873 per ounce. When you consider the price history of the two precious metals–platinum has traded at a $200 to $400 premium to gold–the reversal was astounding. Just to give you a better idea, before the […]

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Is the copper price telling what to expect from gold’s price

Is the copper price telling what to expect from gold’s price

Copper just “broke out” to its highest level in more than three months… One of the great investment debates of 2012 revolves around the global economy. On one side, you have folks who believe governments in the US, Europe, and China will be able to “goose” their economies with easy credit and low interest rates. This would support stock, bond, and commodity prices. On the other side, you have folks who believe a huge recession is in the cards… no matter what governments do to prevent it. This would send stock, bond, and commodity prices lower. We say consider both sides of the argument and form your own opinion… but […]

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